As if anyone needs one more reason to place Walla Walla at the top of their list of absolutely-must-visit-post-pandemic travel destinations, the Walla Walla Valley has been named America’s Best Wine Region in the 2020 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. The valley prevailed over 19 other finalists hand-picked from more than 250 U.S. wine…

Did you know that Walla Walla has five wine districts?  The Walla Walla Wine 101 series will spotlight each of these unique tasting regions within the Valley. Up first, the Southside district wineries!  Walla Walla Southside District: Amavi Cellars For magnificent views and equally magnificent wines, you’ll want to visit Amavi Cellars. Their patio is…

Walla Walla has earned a reputation for producing exceptional red wines across the spectrum – Bordeaux and Rhône varietals perform particularly well, as attested by the high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah planted here. Red wine varietals get the lion’s share of the attention and make up 95% of the plantings in the…

Walla Walla wine continues to receive worldwide acclaim, yet there is no single varietal that Walla Walla is best known for. Ask five collectors what their favorite Walla Walla wine is, and you’ll most likely receive five different answers. Walla Walla Wine 101 will showcase the varied and unique terroir, varietals, and winemaking style you’ll…

Walla Walla Wineries with Lodging There are many factors to consider when looking for the perfect place to stay in wine country. Whether you’re looking for breathtaking views of vineyards, close proximity to tasting rooms, or if you just want something cozy, staying at a winery can give you the best of all worlds. Find…

By Expedia Staff Writer:  Expedia.com is exploring what your wine preferences say about your taste in lodging properties. More than 120 wineries have made their home in the Walla Walla Valley of southeast Washington, and with over 2,800 acres of grapes, it’s no wonder this region has earned itself a noteworthy wine reputation. At Expedia.com,…

By Catie McIntyre Walker We’re celebrating an anniversary here in the Walla Walla Valley. It’s the 30th Anniversary of when the Walla Walla Valley became an official American Viticultural Area (AVA). What does this mean and what is an AVA, you ask? An American Viticultural Area is a designated wine grape growing area that is…

By Kirsten Telander When Woodward Canyon built their Reserve House adjacent to their adorable Little House on the Prairie-esque tasting room, co-owner and General Manager Darcy Fugman-Small indulged me with a tour (her husband Rick is a wine pioneer, baker, and farmer). I promptly let her know, jokingly, that it was my house, but they…

By Catie McIntyre Walker Flowers are being planted and cases of new wines are being opened. The temperatures are rising and Spring Release Weekend in Walla Walla is here. Every first weekend of May the wineries in the Walla Walla Valley bring out their new releases. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the glorious new season…

By Andrew Holt Meet Chuck Reininger, passionate winemaker and passionate outdoorsman. Born and raised in Bellevue, Wash., Reininger calls the Walla Walla Valley home mainly due to his love of the outdoors, the region’s spectacular geography and rich history. The former mountain climbing guide says all of this passion is reflected in his wine. Hence,…